So far, only the irrelevant Rep. Eric Swalwell has spent his presidential campaign talking about the subject of gun control, but on Monday night, the far-more-likely-to-win Kamala Harris took up the mantle in a CNN town hall. Harris said that she would sign a series of executive orders on gun control if Congress could not put a legislative package on her desk within the first 100 days, signaling to millions of liberals that this is one prosecutor who isn’t afraid of violating the Second Amendment. Hooray…?
Among the changes Harris vowed to make by executive action: Making it so every American who tries to buy a gun from a dealer who sells more than five a year would have to pass a background check. She said that any dealer who violated that premise would have their license to sell revoked.
She would also sign an order prohibiting fugitives from purchasing firearms, which…um, we’re pretty sure would already come up in a background check. “Oh, hey, this says you’re wanted in five states. Welp, here’s your gun!” No, that’s not how it works.
And then she would sign an order disallowing unmarried domestic abusers from getting their hands on a firearm.
“There are people in Washington, supposed leader who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away,” Harris said. “We need reasonable gun safety laws in this country, starting with universal background checks and a renewal of the assault weapon ban, but they have failed to have the courage to act.”
Right, you see what she did there, eh? First, the old canard about “reasonable laws,” and then straight into the background check thing, which has a lot of polling support. But then, just tied into the end of the sentence, she brings up the “assault weapon ban,” which is a very popular bugaboo on the left. It’s just funny that she would say on the one hand that support of the Second Amendment and gun control is a false choice, and then on the other hand, I’m gonna take your guns away! How marvelously duplicitous.
But what do you really expect. If you’re a gun owner, vote for Harris (or any other Democrat) at your own risk.